THE ESSENTIAL HORSE

Making Barefoot Work for Your Horse

Courtesy of The Essential Hoof Book More and more horse owners are choosing to maintain their horses without shoes these days. Some are attracted by the fact that it is less expensive, others are comforted knowing they will never lose another shoe, and some feel safer...

Are White Hooves Weaker Than Black Ones?

BY SUSAN KAUFFMANN   Here is a question The Essential Horse recently received, from Mary S. in Georgia: QUESTION: Is it true that white hooves are weaker than black hooves? My horse’s feet are white, but he’s never had foot problems. Am I just super...